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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:20 pm    Post subject: Is Radio 2 right for you? Reply with quote

Take this, three simple question test, to find out.

1. When going down stairs do you…

a) Walk- very carefully holding the handrail
b) Use a stair lift
c) Run and then jump the last two steps.


2. When shopping in a supermarket do you..

a) Bump into other shopper’s ankles often with your shopping trolley
b) Wonder what a shopping trolley is while just carrying your beer
c) Ride the shopping trolley making tyre screeching noises on the bends

3. When making love do you..

a) Walk- very carefully holding the handrail
b) Use a stair lift
c) Run and then jump the last two steps.

Mainly As- You have reached that age when you should think about tuning into talk-radio and join your local townswomen’s guild or bowls club- I bet you look good in white.

Mainly Bs – You are a geriatric alcoholic with a fetish for electromechanical personal transport systems.

Mainly Cs – You are a perfect Radio 2 listener.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What happens if you answer one question with an 'A', another with a 'C; and then a 'B'?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rachel I can assure you I've never tried making love on a stairlift

Am I missing something Shocked
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Possibly. They're very slow Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now I know why that woman on the Stannah Stairlift advert on television keeps baking cakes when the engineer comes round

Probably oatcakes if I had to guess Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well they do say that about flapjacks... Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
Rachel I can assure you I've never tried making love on a stairlift

Am I missing something Shocked

Wasn't it Aerosmith who sang about 'Love In An Elevator'?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I somehow don't think that a track called 'Love on a Stannah Stairlift' would have had quite the same success

It would be a great spoof sketch to do for Comic relief if they brought Victor Meldrew back from the dead though - and it would scan OK Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Is Radio 2 right for you? Reply with quote

Rachel wrote:
Mainly Cs – You are a perfect Radio 2 listener.


Correction: "Mainly Cs – you'll put up with any old rubbish"!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
I somehow don't think that a track called 'Love on a Stannah Stairlift' would have had quite the same success.

Oh, I don't know. Are the Barron Knights still going? That kind of thing used to be their territory didn't it?!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Barron Knights are still going - or at least they were up to a couple of years ago because I met one of their present lineup around that time in a hotel in North Devon where I think he lives - can't recall his name but it was an entertaining evening
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:27 am    Post subject: Is Radio 2 right for you? Reply with quote

'Love on a Stannah Stairlift' would make a great theme song for the OWLS organisation (Older & Wiser Leeds Seniors) because the lift's so dodgy at the Headingley Enterprise & Arts Centre!

That or the Alan Parsons Project's 'Old & Wise'!
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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just using this thread of Rachel's to say that she has gone, left R2ok.

Too much negativity she said. Have to say she did try very hard with her persistent positive messages here.

The thread title: 'Is Radio 2 right for you?' well yes R2 is still for me, after over 3 decades of listening, but it's not 'for me' as much as it used to be. Avoiding Breakfast and Drivetime says it all.
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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks John.

I feel the same as you, it's not for me as much as it used to be. Not listening to radio as much full stop though!

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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry about Rachel, but can't blame her. This place is too negative, but on the other hand I find it hard to get excited about Radio 2 any more. I used to be an avid fan, but now it's largely just another radio station and I have no loyalty. I suppose in many ways it's followed the trend of the music industry: churns stuff out, is heard in large volume, but really nobody cares anymore.
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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another one here who is now hardly tuning in>There are some good presenters Janice Long Alex Lester Bob Harris but im not touching daytime apart from a bit of Ken Bruce....sorry i should also mention Richard Alinson
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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We've got our weekdays mapped out elsewhere now, Christian O'Connell breakfast show and Geoff Lloyd Hometime show on Absolute Radio, retuning for Radcliffe and Maconie on 6 in the afternoons. We'll have MC Desmo on Friday evening whilst dining, and SOTS & Graham Norton on Saturdays. Sundays we do tend to stay with R2 most of the day.

Far cry from the days when every radio in the house was tuned to R2, but hey, we all have to move on sometime.... (even that chap that runs/ruins R2) Wink
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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Likewise here. Sorry to read that Rachel has left the board. But time was when I had Radio 2 on for most of the day, especially saturdays. That was the second half of the 1990s - first half of the 2000s, when the final midweek schedule went something like:
mdt-3:00am Janice Long
3:00-6:00am Alex Lester (he was my midweek 'alarm clock' at that time)
6:00-7:30am Sarah Kennedy
7:30-9:30 am Sir Terry Wogan (as he became)
9:30- noon Ken Bruce
noon-2:00pm Jimmy Young (later Jezza Vine)
2:00-5:00pm Ed Stewart (later Steve Wright)
5:00-7:00pm John Dunn (later Johnnie Walker)
The only times I didn't really listen were between noon & afternoon when Steve Wright took over from Ed Stewart.
Saturdays It was Comedy hour (When it was funny)
Pick Of The Pops (Fluff Freeman then Dale Winton)
Richard Allinson
Paul Gambaccini
Stuart Maconie (The original Critical List)
Then either a documentary or a live gig and finally
Bob Harris.
Those were the days!!
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I too am very sad that Rachel has moved on especially as she was one of the very first members here and whilst I have had my disagreements with her I did try to persuade her to stay because we really do need a broad range of opinions on here from people of all ages if the forum is to be seen as interesting and vibrant

Having said that I agree with the previous recent postings on here and with the exception of Ken Bruce and Jeremy Vine I too am finding myself listening to Radio 2 less and less these days during the week

My favourite shows now are only those at weekends such as SOTS and POTP and sometimes Johnnie Walker and I just sometimes wonder how long those shows will survive in the present climate Sad
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds Of The 60s has been an all time favourite of mine too, but, with me having to work most saturdays, it's really a holiday treat. Sunday wasn't mentioned because, at that time, there wasn't really anything for me after Mo Dutta's early show. I do know that our esteemed leader John W did enjoy what was on. One of the few things I could thank Lesley Douglas for was putting a few shows in place with music more from my era among all those 1940s & earlier shows. I'm not especially against that music, but a whole day of it is too much for me. It was like the proverbial 'chalk & cheese' in those days. As I said in my previous post, saturdays I didn't want to go anywhere as there was was so much good stuff on R2 that I didn't want to miss (these were pre 'listen again' days) whereas I struggled to find anything on sundays.
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